geordie haley

Posted on May 21st, 2008 by Monsieur K..
Categories: featured artists.

Geordie Haley is a guitarist/composer/improviser living and playing music in Toronto. (Canada) Moving from New Brunswick in 1997, where his regular bands Sameboat, The Exploding Meet and Ujamma were festival favourites, Geordie has established himself in Toronto as a group leader and performer. His Everytime Band (Christine Duncan-vocals, Evan Shaw-sax, Jean Martin-drums, Paul Donat-bass, Eugene Martynec-computers, Ryan Driver-flute and synth) was a featured act in 2005 at both the Toronto and Halifax jazz festivals,and in 2007 at L‘off Festival in Montreal performing material from their debut “The Green Suite“, a new music work of environmentally themed compositions and improvisations.

Co-producing a monthly event called Strange Folk, Geordie was able to interact with many of Toronto‘s improvisers, including Bill Grove, Rhonda Rindone, John Oswald and international drummer, Roger Turner. Geordie is currently a co-curator of the Leftover Daylight series, a weekly, live music presentation with an emphasis on Improvisation (produced in association with AlMToronto and Arraymusic). Dancer Shannon Cooney (also featured in a quick time video on POLAR BEARS,the debut album of the Geordie Haley Trio with Nick Fraser ‚drums and Scott Thomson trombone); dancer Susie Burpee; videographer June Pak; for a video called “geo‘s fast trip“ (just scroll down at the end of this page to see this video please) and sound artist Sara Peebles are some of the artists from other disciplines with whom Geordie has collaborated.

Other Toronto based groups Geordie leads or performs with include: East Delta Trio (with Vineet Vyas, tabla and Evan Shaw sax), Sea of Song Trio (with Rob Clutton, bass and Brandon Valdivia drums) ‚ the Liquidaires, the 6111 Grove Quartet, and the Eve Brown Quartet.

Please visit Geordie Haley’s web page here…

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Download listen to Geordie Haley | Evan Shaw | Vineet Vyas | released

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Download listen to Geordie Haley’s Everytime Band | giant squid

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Download listen to Geordie Haley | Nick Fraser | Scott Thomson | half prepared

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Download listen to Geordie Haley | Rob Clutton | Brandon Valdivia | çest bon des pop tart

A June Pak edit of footage from an improvised performance by ‘Geo’s Fast Trip’ (Geordie Haley, Ronda Rindone & Joe Sorbara) w/ dancer/choreographer Susie Burpee @ the Leftover Daylight Series in Toronto – 30 June, 2006.

1 comment.

Phil Gray

Comment on December 31st, 2012.

Way to go Geordie, nice site. Someone has to push free and avant-garde. Power to outlaws!

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